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Tartu Virtual Baltic Smart City Dialogue

29 April 2020

In the EU, municipalities are increasingly developing “smart” solutions for urban infrastructures and their integration. Frequently, the vision of a “smart city” is portrayed as key for sustainable, climate friendly municipalities. Building on a German smart city stakeholder dialogue, the project intends to foster European dialogue and learning on smart cities for climate mitigation. The focus will be on the infrastructure sectors mobility, energy and waste management and water and their...

100 Intelligent Cities Challenge & the COVID-19 Crisis

21 April 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) organises a series of activities in view of the COVID-19 crisis as part of the 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC), namely:

A series of webinars to help cities respond effectively, the next ones of which are scheduled on:...

Exeter to be one of UK’s first carbon neutral cities by 2030

14 April 2020

Exeter City Futures has launched the ‘Plan for a Net Zero Exeter’ for how Exeter could become carbon neutral by 2030. People, businesses, and institutions from across the city have been included in the development of the strategy. Unlike many other cities with similar goals, Exeter is the only city to create a collaborative governance structure that acts as a “City Office” to help deliver its carbon-neutral ambitions as a coordinated city.

Exeter City Future’s strategy to deliver a...

Webinar series EIP-SCC Marketplace – Ready, Set, Market - Join us!

07 April 2020

The EIP-SCC Marketplace team invites you to join us in a series of webinars with the first one covering the topic:

Looking for Investment – What to Expect:  Smart City Project Due Diligence - 21 April – 10 to 11:30 CEST

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3224405115932944653

Smart City Project Due Diligence - Assurances that investors want to see: What to...

European Commission launches online public consultation on EU 2030 climate ambition

02 April 2020

On 31 March 2020, the European Commission launched an online public consultation to gather stakeholder views on the EU’s 2030 climate ambition increase and the action and policy design necessary for deeper greenhouse gas emission reductions. The consultation will be open until 23 June 2020.

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JPI Urban Europe launches public consultation for „Driving Urban Transitions towards a Sustainable and Livable Urban Future”

19 March 2020

10 years after the inauguration, JPI Urban Europe can look back at seven joint calls (three in cooperation with the European Commission) and more to come, over 85 funded projects bringing together 450 project partners throughout Europe and the world, an active AGORA community, among other achievements. After 10 years, it is the time for JPI Urban Europe to step up the game and increase efforts and activities to Drive Urban Transitions towards a Sustainable and Livable Future...

Smart City projects strengthen connections among European initiatives

19 March 2020

Strong partnerships and effective collaboration are two key elements for the success of the European Smart City Lighthouse programme. With 17 European Lighthouse projects – many of which are multi-million euro projects – comprising more than a hundred cities, as well as a wide range of industrial and research institute partners, European Smart City expertise is growing by the day.

At the same time, numerous European initiatives, including the Marketplace of the European...

EIP-SCC Matchmaking – Connecting with Investors

17 March 2020

Having taken place in Brussels on February 20, the EIP-SCC matchmaking event – promoted by the European Commission under the EIP-SCC Marketplace initiative – brought together city/regional representatives, businesses, and investors. It focused on exploring and shaping opportunities for those involved in Smart City projects.

Almost a hundred participants with either a Smart City background or interest could learn about existing Smart City best practices in the areas of mobility, ICT...

EIP-SCC Marketplace Session at the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Smart Cities – What’s Next?

13 March 2020

On 18 February 2020, during the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum, the EIP-SCC Marketplace session “Smart Cities – What’s Next?” took place. It was moderated by Judith Borsboom-van Beurden (Head of Locality, EIP-SCC) and included Ms. Jessica Stromback (Joule Assets), Mr. Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida (EIP-SCC Matchmaking coordinator), Mr. Sergio Olivero (Energy Center of the Politecnico di Torino) and Mr. Francisco Rodriguez Perez-Curiel (Project coordinator of SmartEnCity) as panelists who...